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BAT363 - Taler (N.D. (1555))


Silver Taler

Coin Heritage

Province Mint Joachimstal

Soverign Issuer Ferdinand I

Coin TypeTaler

Country of OriginAustria

Date N.D. (1555)

Coin Details

Weight 25.28g

Composition Silver

Condition aF

Date Found 1970

Museum Reference

Registration Number 363

ANCODS Netherlands Govt. Allocation

Catalogue Dav. 8039

Map of shipwreck


Under commandeur Francisco Pelsaert, and Ariaen Jacobsz skipper, newly built Batavia sailed from Texel 27 October 1628 for the Dutch East Indies with bullion, goods and silver. On 4 June 1629 the ship struck a reef near Beacon Island in the Houtman Abrolhos. Of the 322 aboard 40 drowned and the rest got ashore. In search of water and food Jacobsz, Pelsaert and others left site in a 30-foot (9....